Middle East

Dinner with Saddam not on Iraqi menus

A play, Dinner with Saddam, has London audiences laughing, but the view on Baghdad's streets is slightly less palatable.

War & Conflict

The day Kuwait would rather forget

As regional turmoil surrounds them, Kuwaitis are quietly marking the 25th anniversary of Iraq's invasion.

War & Conflict

A divisive legacy: Tariq Aziz (1936-2015)

Whether seen as victim or villain, Tariq Aziz was a witness and actor to the defining points in Iraq's modern history.

by Ibrahim Al-Marashi


Former Iraqi deputy PM Tariq Aziz dies in prison

Aziz, who was Saddam's deputy PM and foreign minister, surrendered to US forces in 2003 and had been a prisoner since.

War & Conflict

Q&A: On art, chairs and being Saddam Hussein's doctor

Ala Bashir, Iraqi artist and former personal doctor to Saddam Hussein, describes 'life between two invasions' in Iraq.

Fault Lines

The battle for Kirkuk

Josh Rushing travels to northern Iraq to look at one of the most serious divides the country faces.

I Knew Saddam Hussein

Al Jazeera speaks to those who knew the former Iraqi president.